Greirat of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 High Wall of Lothric Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife

Greirat of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. Greirat will occasionally ask if he can go and "steal" items for you that he will then sell



  • Initially locked in a cell, below the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric. You can find the Cell Key inside of the workshop below the Pus of Man which erupts on the rooftop. After heading down the ladder and defeating the Lothric Knight, follow the stairs at the end of the hall down to the base floor. Several Starved Hounds and Hollow Soldiers will be patrolling the area. The key is located at the back wall, down a flight of stairs which leads to a Starved Hound and eventual dead end.
  • After accepting his request he appears at the Firelink Shrine as a vendor, asking you to remember about his request when talked to.
  • You can find Loretta's Bone past the Undead Settlement bonfire. It is on a corpse hanging from the balcony of the first house the player will enter, overlooking a congregation in front of a burning tree.
  • After delivering Loretta's Bone, he will tell the player to keep the ring, but other than that will not react. Once the world is reset, however, he will be in a curled up position and will give the player the Curl Up gesture, while remaining unresponsive. Once the player leaves and enters Firelink Shrine once more, he will ask for permission to scavenge for more items. He will return following the next boss kill and can return as early as after Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

Greirat's Questline

Summary :

  1. Rescuing Greirat
  2. Delivering Loretta's Bone
  3. Greirat's first outing
  4. Greirat's second outing (to Irithyll, where he will die unless his rescue by either Patches or Siegward is ensured)
  5. Greirat's third outing (to Lothric Castle, where he will die regardless of the player's actions)

1. Rescuing Greirat :

  1. From the High Wall of Lothric's Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down to the dark room with the broken floor and exit through the door on the right. Cross the rooftops where you encounter the Pus of Man, climb down the ladder on the right, and enter the building below.
  2. After dealing with the spear-wielding Lothric Knight, head all the way down to a room guarded by dogs and Great Axe wielding hollows.  Behind black powder barrels is a semi-hidden staircase where you can find the key to Greirat's cell.
  3. From the Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down one floor, and follow the hallway that is inside the tower.  You will eventually run into Greirat's cell.
  4. Unlock the cell and speak to Greirat. Accept his help.

2. Helping Greirat with Loretta :

  1. Talk to Greirat in Firelink Shrine, and he will speak to you about Loretta.
  2. From the Undead Settlement Bonfire, second after the Vordt of the Boreal Valley boss fight, you will immediately find a building that is dark inside.
  3. On the balcony, you will see a a corpse with loot on it.  Attack it to make it fall, and you will find Loretta's bone.
  4. Give Greirat Loretta's bone.

3. Greirat's First Outing :

You must visit the Undead Settlement after sending Greirat on his first mission to trigger him to leave the Firelink Shrine for the first time. If you are having trouble getting Greirat to leave Firelink, try warping to the Dilapitated Bridge bonfire, cross the bridge and make your way through the ruins to the Road of Sacrifices.

4. Greirat's Second Outing, (Irythll Dungeon) 

Saved by Siegward :

  • To trigger his second scavenging quest, cross the bridge between the Catacombs and the Boreal Valley.
  • Send Greirat on his second outing - Before killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, after Greirat has returned from his first outing, which is giving Greirat Loretta's bone.
  • Get Siegward in Place - 1. Before the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss fight, even after lighting the Church of Yorshka and Distant Manor bonfires.   2. Which must be after speaking to Siegward at the fireplace just above the sewers in Irythll 3. Siegward must be given his Caterina armor, (See Siegward's questline) near the Cleansing Chapel bonfire. 3. Which is after helping Siegward kill the fire demon, just before the Road of Sacrifices bonfire.
  • Bug / Glitch : NG+ Remove Caterina set from your inventory to avoid glitches.  Patches' spawn points above Firelink Shrine can be problematic, and /or he may not rescue Greirat on his own.  Perhaps - In this case, give your armor set to Siegward and do NOT purchase the Catarina Set from Patches until Greirat is rescued.

Or, Saved by Patches :

  • You must send Greirat out to Irithyll and inform Patches of his destination before you defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn or he will cease to ask.
  • Of course, if you buy the Catarina Set, Patches won't have a disguise to rescue Greirat, dooming him.

Second Outing Failure Conditions :

  • On failure, Greirat's corpse and ashes will be in the sewer area underneath the kitch in Irythll.
  • Patches will not rescue Greirat - even if you send Greirat on his second outing after the Yorm the Giant boss fight, and Siegward has died.
  • Do NOT kill Alva the Spurned, who invades when embered - just before the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire.
  • Do not proceed within Irythll Dungeon.  It has been reported that you may light that bonfire, if perhaps Alva the Spurned has not been killed.
  • Bug / Glitch : Remove Siegward's armor from your inventory before finding Siegward in the well, or encountering Patches in the Cathedral.  If Patches' spawn at the Cathedral of the Deep or Firelink Shrine are bugged and you can't purchase Siegward's armor - it might be possible to give Siegward the armor that you have.  If this succeeds, it has been reported that buying the armor again from Patches might fail the quest.
  • Unnecessary : It is certainly unnecessary to drink the Estus Soup next to Siegward when he is at the fireplace.  It may perhaps be a requirement to NOT drink it, somehow helping Greirat to survive.

Tried and Failed :

  • [UNCONFIRMED] As a fail safe, be sure to clear out the Sewer Centipede before proceeding to defeat Sulyvahn. Note : If Alva the Spurned has been killed, this does not seem to matter.

Player notes:

  • I gave Siegward his armour before doing the Catamcombs and sent Greirat to pillage once I had lit the Central Irithyll bonfire. I then beat the Old Demon King and found Greirat safe at Firelink. 
  • I sent Greirat out for pillage in Irythill after defeating Pontiff, then killed the fire demon with Siegward and opened the main door to trigger the well location. Went back to buy his armor for the quest line and Patches still asked about Greirat's whereabouts.

5. Greirat's Third Outing (Lothric Castle) :

Third Outing Success Criteria, Greirat Lives : 

  • Quest Possibly Bugged / Glitched: There is game audio of Greirat speaking of how Anri saves him in Lothric castle.

 Third Outing Tried and Failed :

  • Killed Yoel of Londor upon meeting, Leonhard, Londor Pale Shade invasions, and Yellowfinger Heysel.
  • Killed Patches in firelink shrine, given that he goes "hollow" in the Ringed City - and might kill Greirat.
  • Waited until after Twin Princes boss fight to send Greirat, still failed.

Player Notes :

He will request to leave for a third time to Lothric Castle. He will die if he goes; there is no known way to save him. Patches will ask where Greirat went, but this only causes Patches to disappear for a time. Patches will return later and add one Hidden Blessing to his shop inventory, while failing to save Greirat.

Greirat's Ashes can be found on the roof at the Grand Archives, after jumping down where you see a group of Corvians. Giving Greirat's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid will allow her to sell Exploding and Splintering Bolts, along with every other item he used to sell. Additionally, items which were sold by both NPCs (like Firebombs) are overwritten by Greirat's lower prices (50 souls for a Firebomb, instead of 100).

Greirat's Ashes will only unlock the wares that he was selling before he died.
Killing Greirat while both Patches and Greirat are in Firelink Shrine will make Patches hostile toward you.


Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls
Immediately Available
Ember 3 2000
Bloodred Moss Clump 500
Throwing Knife 20
Firebomb 50
Rope Firebomb 50
Bandit's Knife 1500
Long Sword 1000
Bastard Sword 3000
Mace 600
Spear 600
Light Crossbow 1000
Buckler 2000
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500
Round Shield 1000
Kite Shield 4000
Standard Helm 1500
Hard Leather Armor 2500
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000
Hard Leather Boots 1000
Thief Mask 400
Standard Arrow 10
Fire Arrow 100
Standard Bolt 30
After sending him to pillage Undead Settlement
Ember 4 2000
Divine Blessing 1 8000
Repair Powder 300
Lightning Urn 6 700
Zweihander 6000
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 6000
Estoc 3000
Warpick 1500
Glaive 3500
Short Bow 1000
Priest's Chime 4000
Target Shield 2500
Knight Shield 1500
Pontiff Knight Shield 3000
Knight Helm 2000
Knight Armor 3000
Knight Gauntlets 2000
Knight Leggings 3000
Assassin Hood 1500
Assassin Armor 1500
Assassin Gloves 1500
Assassin Trousers 1500
Large Arrow 50
Heavy Bolt 100
Sniper Bolt 150
After sending him to Lothric Castle (sold by Shrine Handmaid after returning with his ashes)  
Ember 6 2000
Alluring Skull 6 500
Lightning Urn 700
Splintering Bolt 280
Exploding Bolt 300



First encounter (High Wall of Lothric)

"Ahh, you're no jailer are you? No, no, you're from far away.  And judging by the bell... You must be some of that unkindled ash.  Remarkable, if that's true, then i have a favour to ask.  Below the High Wall is a musty little town.  Not the home of any lord, just a very old settlement of Undead. An old woman, Loretta, lives there.  Please give her this ring.  I- I am not asking for charity.  In fa- in fact if you do this for me... I'll be sure to repay you in kind.  I-I may be a petty thief, but I've more wits than most royalty.  What do you say, then?"

[Refuse] "Yes, well, why should you? But if you change your mind, give me a shout, eh? I-I'm only a petty thief. I've nowhere else to go. Not like there's anything calling to me out there.. heh"

[After Refusing] "Oh, what have we here? Changed your mind perhaps? You deliver the ring, and I offer my co-operation. Hardly a shabby deal, hm?"

[Grant Request] "Very well. I humbly place my faith in you.  I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you.  Give this ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  ...Do your part, and I'll do mine."

[Attacking him] "Cold piss, what the devil is it now?  I get caught once, and now this!  One bloody time! Curse the gods!"

[You die] "As they say,  "The cornered rat will lick the balls of a cat." "

[Killing him] "(Forgive me, mother.) Forgive me, dear..."


Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Oh, hello, you're back.  And in one piece. Well, now it's time I do my part.  Whatever trinket you need, speak up.  Just don't ask me where I got them."

[Talk] "Do me a favour, and don't forget our promise.  Give the [this] ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  A nuisance, I know, but it'll help me tie up some loose ends."

Give Loretta's Bone

"Heavens, she was already dead...  Thank you. I-I'm not surprised, though.  Hmm, almost a relief, really.  You can keep the ring.  As, well, a little trinket of thanks, I suppose."

[Leave] "Goodbye, and stay safe.  Oh, this place is a bore. What good is thievery if you've nowhere to go?"

[Attacking him] "You're heading for the brink aren't you?  Well I won't let you drag me down!  En guarde, you crusty ash bastard!"

[You die] "Cold piss, why did it come to this..."

[Killing him] "(Cries) I've gone and run my course, haven't I?"


Pillage (Undead Settlement)

"Ah, there you are. I was thinking...  You know I'm a petty thief.  Well, perhaps I'll go on the prowl.  Everyone's dead or hollowed away anyway, right, so...  I might as well fetch some weapons or treasure for you.  Well, what do you say?"

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that's your wish I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I wouldn't want to lose my touch..."

[Talk] "What is it? Have you changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you. You will not be disappointed.  Greirat the Thief was once a well-known name.  Until I ended up rotting in a cell..."

[Leave] "Good-bye. I will leave for some time. So long for now.  Do stay safe, you hear? Or my efforts will have been for naught."

[Return] "Oh, hello, you've come at a good time.  It took some prowling, but I've finally made a score.  Go on, have a gander."


Pillage (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley)

"Ahh, hello, fine work, I say.  Discovering Irithyll in the Boreal Valley, all in a day's work.  If the tales are true, it is home to old moon-worshipping nobles, and should be packed with treasure.  What do you think? Shall I go and see what I can find?

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that is your wish, I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I hate to leave a city of nobles ripe for the picking..."

[Talk] "What is it? Changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Mm, a fine choice!  I am greirat, the thief. What I bring back will be worthy of that name."

[Return] "Oh, then, we are both safe and sound.  Thank the gods for that. I don't like cutting things so close.  I might've died if it wasn't for that peculiar onion knight.  But in the end, it all paid off.  Take a good look. They're sure to be of some use."


Pillage (Lothric Castle)

"You know, I was thinking...  About leaving for another round of thieving.  There must be something of use in Lothric Castle.  I-I'm aware of the danger. That castle is a death trap.  Not a single man has returned from the castle unscathed, even back in the day.  But I don't want sit around and die a petty rat.  And I consider myself your friend."

[Refuse] "Right, fine. You're very thoughtful, you are.  But, if you change your mind, do speak up.  I meant every word of what I said."

[Talk] "Changed your mind?  I hope you do. I lived a petty rat, but would rather not die as one."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you, for placing your trust in me.  Oh, don't you worry. I know Lothric like the back of my hand."



  • Greirat is voiced by Stephane Cornicard, who also did the voice of Gavlan in Dark Souls 2.
  • The hat he is wearing is a Thrall Hood. It is said that people who wear the Thrall hood are either slaves or criminals.
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Selling him the Blue Tearstone Ring after giving him Loretta's Bone does not change his dialogue.
  • There was previously a typo in one of Greirat's dialogues. His sentence " I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you." was previously missing a "t" in the word settlement, making it read "Setlement". This was fixed in a later patch.



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    • Anonymous

      14 Nov 2017 23:33  

      so many "if"s on this page...."if you did that, if you did this" normal, help onion knight, avoid the dungeon and no problems what so ever. it's only confusing for people seeking help to listing every (im-) possibility here. and no...the soup or the centipeds play NO role in his survival....he doesn't make a journey people. if you kill a boss before the dungeon he will be in the shrine. It's programmed. he doesnt walk there.

      • Anonymous

        12 Nov 2017 21:57  

        If Siegward is in the kitchens, the trigger to getting Greirat killed seems to be going to the dungeons--so don't venture onto the path to the dungeons from the Distant Manor bonfire until AFTER beating Sulyvahn. I talked with Siegward and left him to nap (didn't drink the estus soup in the pot but healed anyway?), then went back to Firelink and sent Greirat out to pillage. Took care of Sulyvahn, lit the bonfire in his boss room. When I went back to the shrine, Greirat had returned.

        • Anonymous

          09 Nov 2017 08:38  

          If you kill pontiff and THEN send greirat out pillaging will he die even if all other factor are in place?

          • Anonymous

            02 Nov 2017 01:25  

            I've only sent Greirat on his first outing, and he definitely should have come back by now, but he still hasn't shown up... Even if it was his second outing, I have all the factors in place for him to survive, and I haven't found his corpse. I don't know if maybe he only comes back after defeating a boss? Hell, he didn't even do his "curl up" gesture until I killed Wolnir, even though I gave him Loretta's bone before even taking on the Abyss Watchers.

            The only boss I can kill right now with out screwing up his questline or Siegward's is the Old Demon King, or maybe Sister Friede. Otherwise I have to fight Sulyvahn or Yhorm, which will cancel one or the other's quest... Guess I'll just have to kill ODK and see what happens?

            • Anonymous

              29 Oct 2017 05:33  

              If you want patches to rescue Greirat MAKE SURE PATCHES LEAVES FIRELINK SHRINE!!! I've used patches to save him dozens of times but the one time I did not reload my game after telling patches where he went, he died. Patches MUST leave firelink shrine before you kill pontiff.

              • Anonymous

                14 Oct 2017 09:30  

                is it possible to send him to lothric castle, after clearing all grand archives and killing lothric and lorian? or perhaps just cleaning all archives then send him before u kill the bosses?

                • Anonymous

                  09 Oct 2017 10:16  

                  Someone tried selling all the armor, weapon and shield of Anri, prism stones and the reversal ring to Patches, tell where Greirat is, and see if he saves him???

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Oct 2017 10:12  

                    If you sell the executioner set and the weapon and shield of Horace and lots of prism stones to him. And kill the guy in the chappel who kills Anri. Maybe Anri saves him.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Oct 2017 20:01  

                      The best npc in game, who is just a theif and dies to try and help you, time for tears Greirat will be missed

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Oct 2017 09:38  

                        A new Greirat bug? I'm having some trouble progressing Greirat's questline. I told him to pillage Undead Settlement but he never left. I figured he might leave a little later but now I've beaten Wolnir and he should have left and returned with loot. He's still there but with no option to send him looting and he still has the "you can keep the ring" dialog.
                        Any ideas?
                        I read that travelling to the Undead Settlement and/or moving from Undead Settlement to Road of Sacrifices might move him along, but no dice.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Sep 2017 02:03  

                          Ok so, no idea why, but Greirat made it out of irithyll completely on his own just now for me. I'm PeachyMike from YouTube btw, people know me for my glitches and testing and I will test this again to figure out what caused this. First off, Siegward managed to die against the fire demon so I lost every chance of Greirat being saved right there already cause, No Siegward to save him, and Patches can't do anything either cause I have the armor, he doesn't have it. Later I got Patches from firelink tower, talked to him but he wasn't going after Greirat obviously, when I realised that I killed him as well. Then I proceeded through the game; sending Greirat to Irithyll anyway cause why not, then killed Alva ( maybe he kills Greirat? No idea... ) and Yhorm. No sign of Greirat in Firelink so I assumed he died meanwhile. then I killed Pontiff, went back to firelink and to my surprise Greirat was back. He has the new items, but he didn't say anything about an Onion knight rescuing him so, my best guess is that it's either a bug, or there is a way to not need either Onion bro, or Patches. I will try this again some time,; anyone can do what I did and see if they get the same result :)

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Sep 2017 02:49  

                            This post sucks... it is misleading regarding his 2nd outing and will result in his death. Do not trust it. Other website have better information.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Sep 2017 00:21  

                              People, COPY AND BACK UP UP YOUR SAVE FILES OFTEN. Its so easy to screw up and get him killed because of arbitrary things you wouldn't expect would cause a failure in this questline.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Sep 2017 19:24  

                                So he is guaranteed to die if I've already well and truly cleared the dungeon before I even found Greirat?
                                Done most of the bosses in the vanilla and would rather not send him out to die for no reason when I do find him

                                • 21 Aug 2017 21:09  

                                  After killing Pontiff and Aldritch and totally forgetting about Greirat I went back to Firelink and told him to go to Irithyll since I saw Siegward was still there. I went to kill the dancer by killing Emma, and he was safe and sound back to firelink.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    21 Aug 2017 17:26  

                                    Saw Seigward and shared some soup with him then killed the Pontiff.
                                    Went back to see Greirat's new wares only to realise that I had forgotten to send him out.
                                    Sent him out anyway.
                                    Killed Aldrich.
                                    Greirat returned safely.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      18 Aug 2017 12:59  

                                      I kill Lothric Bros, went to roof in grand archives to pick up his ashes and his corpse was´t there. Don`t remember but i think that I send him twice from Firelink shrine. Is he steel alive and what is the trigger that returns him back? I need fire arrows :( .

                                      • Anonymous

                                        15 Aug 2017 07:23  

                                        I left Lothric Bros and Soul of Cinder, send Greirat for first pillage, kill lothric, he return. Send him for the second pillage, inform patches the location, kill soul of cinder, he return. OFC, third pillage is 100% dead, no way to save.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          01 Aug 2017 19:54  

                                          I was following the 'Have Patches save Greirat' portion since I was skipping onion bro, but just found Greirat dead in the sewers even though I told Patches where Greirat was, but no matter how many talks I went through with Patches, I never got an option to have Patches go save him even after I reloaded the area. The hell happened? And no I didn't enter the Irithyll Dungeons at all as I've just started Irithyll and got as far as the Distant Manor bonfire.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            27 Jul 2017 03:01  

                                            The way I did it and succeeded: as soon as I was able to, I let greirat explore the settlement. he came back. I went and cleared the cathedral, then carthus, and I got to irithyll. I gave him permission to explore. I didn't talk to siegward (dunno if that's relevant) and I killed the pontiff. came back to firelink, he was alive. Hope ths helps

                                            • Anonymous

                                              23 Jul 2017 20:00  

                                              The trigger for ruining the quest line seems to be the Pontiff Boss fight. I screwed up and went into Irithyll Dungeon, killed Aldia the Spurned, got the Flask Shard in the Mimic, and then realized my mistake and went to kill the Old Demon King. After that, Patches was back in Firelink giving his standard "I'd be dead if it weren't for that Onion Knight." speech.

                                              I recommend saving Old Demon King until after Greirat's quest is finished just in case it's necessary to advance his plot. Corpse-Rotten Tree can be used the same way.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                21 Jul 2017 15:07  

                                                Somebody should really mention that if you talk to siegward in the kitchen he goes on and greirat dies. Guide told me to talk to him which is exactly opposite of what you should do.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  20 Jul 2017 17:08  

                                                  Note: just entering Irythll Dungeon and getting the name up on the screen is enough for him to die during the second outing, even if the bonfire isn't lit and Alva the Spurned is alive, before you kill Pontiff Sulyvahn with Siegward in the right spot.

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